Benue faces danger of hunger as more IDPs join camp
Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), EmmanuelShior, says the state facesgreat danger of hunger as more farmers increases daily on IDP camps over the fear of being attacked by herdsmen.
Shior gave this indication during the tour of IDP camps by the state Governor Samuel Ortom and his executive members today.
Over 170 thousand persons including women and children are now displaced with more pregnant women and nursing mothers in a situation that is worsening by the day.
The SEMA secretary called on the federal government and the international community to rally round the state to help check the menace of herdsmen so that the IDP’s can return home.
While camp health officers lamented over the worrisome situation of the camp, some of the internally displaced persons say they want to return home, haven spent three months in the camp.
Meanwhile, the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has reassured the people of the government’s effort to ensure their safety when they return home.
Ortom called on the President to help flush out the militias by upgrading exercise Ayema Kpatuma.
Meanwhile, the situation in the four camps visited is worsening, with fewer latrines, no functional boreholes and drugs for mostly newborn babies.